Nashville Oktoberfest

  • October 6 – 9, 2022
  • Germantown Nashville
  • Free

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About Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is back!!

Crossroads will have BIG booth on Jefferson Street between 6th and 7th featuring toys, treats and bandanas for sale and a doggy rest area for you and your pups.

Join us for “Ask Our Trainer” sessions on Saturday at Noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Also, we invite you to enter your dogs in the Pup Parade and the Dachshund Derby.  Both events benefit Crossroads!


Pet First Aid + CPR

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About the Pet First Aid + CPR
Would you know what to do if your pet stopped breathing and had no heartbeat?
Are you ready if your pet started choking or had a seizure? Can you recognize the signs of life-threatening conditions like bloat, a urinary blockage or heatstroke?

Crossroads Campus is offering a Pet First Aid + CPR class to help you learn what to do in the event of a pet medical emergency.

For a $25 donation to Crossroads, you will receive:

  • A 2-hour class taught by an experienced Pet First Aid Instructor
  • Hands-on practice in basic CPR and mouth-to-snout rescue breathing
  • A stuffed animal to use during the class and then take home
  • Information on ways to avoid hazards and keep your four-legged family members safe and healthy
  • Instruction on keeping yourself safe when caring for an injured animal

You don’t need any previous medical training to attend. Please do NOT bring pets to the class.

For more information, please email:

Seating is limited, so sign-up today!

Oktoberfest Pup Parade

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • 1:00 pm
  • Entry Fee $30

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About the Pup Parade

We love our dogs at Oktoberfest! While the dachshunds take center stage in their Derby on Sunday, all dogs are welcome to participate in the Annual Pup Parade. Owners & their pets, dressed in costume, parade in front of the Main Stage at the corner of 5th Ave N and Jefferson Street. Festival goers love seeing the zany costumes these dogs wear. After the parade, the judges vote and award prizes to the dogs/owners in 3 different categories. Festival goers choose the “Crowd Favorite.” Come out and watch, then help pick the winners!

At 1:00 pm on Saturday, The Pup Parade will begin.


Want to be in the parade with your pet? We’d love to have you and furry friend join us….there are even prizes!


Doggy Drive Thru Trunk or Treat

  • October 29, 2022
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Free

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About Trunk or Treat
Our annual FREE Trunk or Treat returns on Saturday, October 29th from 2 – 4 pm.
Details will be posted soon!

Dachshund Derby

  • Sunday, October 9
  • 3:00 pm
  • Entry Fee $30

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About the Dachshund Derby

Small Dogs, Big Impact

Held each year, the Oktoberfest Dachshund Derby is a crowd favorite and a fundraising event for Crossroads Campus, a non-profit located in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Crossroads provides job training and mentoring to at-risk teens and animal adoptions. Who knew such small dogs could run so fast – or sometimes — not?

Date & Time: October 9, 2022
Race Location: TBD
Online Registration Deadline: TBD
Fee per Racer: $30 pre-register and $40 day of race

All race entry fees benefit Crossroads Campus in the Historic Germantown Neighborhood.

Your generosity can make an impact.

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